Big, big changes for iPhone

Sideloading, alt app stores, streaming games and more

Big, big changes for iPhone users: Apple for the first time is allowing sideloaded apps and alternative app stores; alternative tap-to-pay payment systems; alternative default browsers and rendering engines; and streaming games in the App Store.

But there’s some big catches: Everything except streaming games is restricted to EU users, and most of these changes are subject to significant restrictions.

For example, you can sideload whatever app you like — as long as Apple pre-approves it first!

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— Leander Kahney, EIC.

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One more thing ...

Cingular doesn't want to see their West Coast network go down because some application messed up.

— Steve Jobs in 2007, on why the first iPhone didn’t allow third-party apps.

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